Indiegogo Campaign: Ambrosia Vibe

A year or so ago, I was lucky enough to receive the X1 Orgasmatron to review.  If you didn’t know, Orgasmatronics, Inc has since released many other attachments for the Orgasmatron (which reviews of each will be coming this summer!).  However, this post isn’t here to talk about the X1 Orgasmatron or their attachments.  It’s to talk about Orgasmatronics, Inc Indidgogo Campaign.  Now usually, I don’t post about upcoming products.  I tend to stick to reviews, giveaways, and Dating Fails.  So why am I posting about it?  Well first because I’m a geek and I get excited over really cool uses of technology, especially when sex is involved.  And two because for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to have a real penis.  Now items like the Fun Factory Share and Tantus Feeldoe take strapons to another level but it still doesn’t give you much stimulation from stroking the shaft.  This is where the Ambrosia vibe should get you excited.

ambrosiaThe Ambrosia vibe responds to touch, pressure change to be exact.  There are no moving parts in the dildo itself but any touch, squeezing, sucking, or fucking transmits a pressure to a control box which then converts that to a vibration pattern in the bullet.  It is honestly one of the coolest vibrators I have seen since I started this blog.

Now, since this is on Indiegogo, you can’t buy it and get it next week.  The campaign is to help crowdfund the manufacturing cost.  Funding options start as low as $5 and range upwards of $5000 for those with really deep pockets.  But even for $5 you get something for it.  If you donate $5, you get a nifty LESS PANTS, MORE SCIENCE button.  The early bird special (to safe a lot on getting your hands on an Ambrosia Vibe) has sold out, but you can still get one.  Donate $149 and you will get the basic dildo, control box, bullet, and pressure tube.  Also, at other levels you can get stuff like autographed DVDs from Buck Angel and subscriptions to Courtney Trouble’s indiepornrevolution.

But I’m going to stop rambling about it now because they have a TON of information about the awesomeness of the Ambrosia Vibe on their Indiegogo page.  Go check it out, donate if you love it as much as me, and prepare yourself for awesome.  The campaign is already 62% funded (there are stretch goals so keep donating!) and it will end on July 17th.

You can also check out Orgasmatronics on Pintrest and Twitter to stay up to date!

Review: Love Rider Butterfly Bliss

This month’s Sexpert review is one of the new products from the Love Rider line, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss Complete Strap-On System.

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The package

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  Strap-on; Vibrator; Out-ie
  • Manufacturer:  California Exotic Novelties
  • Materials:  Silicone
  • Size:  Butterfly – 3.5″ in length, 3″ in width; Straps -20″ circumference thighs, 42″ circumference waist
  • Price:  $42.99
  • Pros:  Cute; Silicone; Adjustable straps
  • Cons:  Lint magnet; Difficult to clean;  Extremely buzzy; A tad pricey; Not plus sized
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 2/5
  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Recommended: No, unless you really want a silicone strap-on vibrator that’s very buzzy
The butterfly and controller

The butterfly and controller

There is little to say about the packaging.  It comes in the white cardboard box that has an image of the product on the front.  The side has an image of the toy with bubbles pointing to the various features and the back lists the features in five different languages.

There are three main parts to the Butterfly Bliss, the straps, the controller, and the butterfly.  The butterfly is the main part of the toy that vibrators.  It is approximately 3.5″ in length and 3″ in width.  It has wings and little antenna and has nubs along the inside of the body that will be in contact with the vulva.  The material is silicone, but unlike some of the CalExotics silicone lately, it is a bit of a lint/fur magnet.  It is also a pain to clean, especially if you use some water-based lube.  The inside has the nubs that will need to be scrubbed and the back has many groves as part of the design.   Not only that, but the straps attach to the butterfly and they cannot be removed.  There are three sets of straps, two to go around each thigh and one around the waist.  The thigh straps are approximately 20″ in maximum circumference and the waist strap is about 42″ in maximum circumference.  The straps are a bit stretchy, so you can stretch them a bit, but unfortunately the thigh straps are too small for my thighs.  I had hoped I would be able to remove the straps and reattach them in different configurations  but they have notches that prevent you from pulling the straps out of the plastic adjusters.  I could get the waist strap to fit, but the thighs were much too tight.  I attempted to hook the thigh straps between the legs to the plastic adjusters in the back, but it did not stay properly.

butterfly bliss

The nubs on the inside (PITA)

The last part is the controller.  It is on a cord that is about 25.5″ long and the controller itself is 3″ and 1.75″.  There are two buttons, one that turns it on and the other that changes the speed and the patterns.  The back of the controller opens up to insert the two AAA’s.  There is an O-ring, but I would not risk completely submerging the toy, especially because it has the cord that does not seem that sealed.    There are 7 functions with 3 steady speeds and 4 pulsing and escalating patterns.  It’s a medium strong vibration, but they are extremely buzzy.  So much so that it was uncomfortable and very ticklish for me.

Overall, the Love Rider Butterfly Bliss just did not work for me.  The thigh straps were too tight and the vibrations were way too buzzy.  The first time I turned it on, I squealed and jumped and turned it right back off because of how buzzy it is.  If you have larger thighs or waist, you will not be able to comfortably use it as a strap-on vibrator.  In addition, it is also a lint magnet and a pain to clean because of the nubs, groves, and straps.  It’s also a tad on the expensive side.  however, if you are looking for a silicone strap-on vibrator and do not mind that it is buzzy, it would not be a bad addition.  I have seen no other strap-on vibrators like this that are silicone.

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*This review was sponsored by California Exotic Novelties, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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